It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming New Belgium to the DC market. Well, maybe not yesterday, but definitely last month. We told you that they’d be coming to the market but only bringing bombers with them at first. Well, we’re apparently past the introductory phase, because New Belgium’s beer will be available on draft in the market starting next week. 1554 Enlightened Black Ale will also make its debut! There are a lot of draft launch events this week both in DC and in Northern Virginia, and you’ll find them all below.

Keep in mind that everything kicks off with Thunder Burger in Georgetown tonight, so if you’re nearby, stop in and have a pint!

List of events:

Monday, September 19

Thunder Burger – 3056 M Street NW – Thunder Burger is proud to host the draft premier of New Belgium’s beers. Specials and giveaways all night, starting at 5pm. New Belgium representatives will be on hand to hand out giveaways and meet patrons. Drafts available: Fat Tire, Ranger, Hoptober, 1554, Kick, Clutch


Tuesday, September 20

Churchkey – 1337 14th Street NW – 6pm – Firkin night. Drafts available: Fat Tire, Ranger, Hoptober, 1554, Kick, Clutch. On cask: Fat Tire, Ranger, Hoptober, Trippel, Blue Paddle.

The Reef – 2446 18th Street NW – 5pm – Reef Sustainability party. Bring a glass bottle to be recycled and receive New Belgium beer at happy hour prices all night. First 10 patrons to redeem a bottle get a special recycled New Belgium prize. Glasses and t-shirts given out while supplies last. Drafts available: Fat Tire, Kick, Clutch. Bottles available: Ranger, Hoptober, Trippel.

Fireworks Pizza Arlington – 2350 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington – New Belgium Beer Dinner. Sorry we don’t have more info than this. Will try to dig up some more information.

Wednesday, September 21

Maddy’s – 1726 Connecticut Avenue NW – 5 to 7pm – Happy hour with glassware giveaway. Drafts available: Fat Tire, Kick.

IOTA Club and Cafe – 2832 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington – 5-9pm – Draft Launch Happy Hour. $4.00 pints of all available styles. Drafts available: 1554, Fat Tire, Hoptober, Ranger IPA

Thursday, September 22

Iron Horse Tap Room – 507 7th Street NW – 6pm – Tap takeover featuring six New Belgium beers on draft and on special. Reps will be on-hand to chat about the beer. Drafts available: Fat Tire, Ranger, Hoptober, 1554, Kick, Clutch.

The Ugly Mug – 723 8th Street SE – 9-11pm – Fat Tire will be available for $5 from 9pm to 11pm.

The Yards Park – 3rd and Water Street SE – Capital Bikeshare’s one-year Birthday Bash, supported by New Belgium.

Light Horse Tavern – 715 King Street, Alexandria – Happy hour specials on all drafts available: 1554, Fat Tire, Hoptober, Ranger IPA

Saturday, September 24

Columbia Heights Bar Crawl: Meridian Pint (3400 11th Street NW), The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon Street NW), Red Rocks (1036 Park Road NW), Room 11 (3234 11th Street NW) and The Getaway (1400 Meridian Place NW). – From 11am to 6pm, participate in a Columbia Heights bar crawl. There will be prize packs for winners of the bar crawl!


Wednesday, September 28

Brasserie Beck (1101 K Street NW) and Againn (1099 New York Avenue NW) – Tulip and a T-Shirt. This is a cross promo between the two restaurants. Each bar has three drafts on for the night. If a customer orders all three at one bar, they get a free t-shirt.  If they order all three beers at the other bar (just one block away), they get a pint glass. Cross promoted with signs at both bars.